three yalies estimate there are 22 million illegals in the USYale Study Finds Twice as Many Undocumented Immigrants as Previous Estimates
by Mohammad M. Fazel-Zarandi, Jonathan S. Feinstein, Edward H. Kaplan
with a name like "Mohammad M. Fazel-Zarandi," he's obviously a white supremistthe journal article
the "accepted" number had been 11.3 million, which many people were suspicious of because it hadn't changed for decades.
The results, published in PLOS ONE, surprised the authors themselves. They started with the extremely conservative model and expected the results to be well below 11.3 million.
“Our original idea was just to do a sanity check on the existing number,” says Edward Kaplan, the William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Operations Research at the Yale School of Management. “Instead of a number which was smaller, we got a number that was 50% higher. That caused us to scratch our heads.”
Jonathan Feinstein, the John G. Searle Professor of Economics and Management at Yale SOM, adds, “There’s a number that everybody quotes, but when you actually dig down and say, ‘What is it based on?’ You find it’s based on one very specific survey and possibly an approach that has some difficulties. So we went in and just took a very different approach.”
The "average" figure from this groundbreaking new study is 22.1 million